Michael Moore: 5 Reasons Trump Will Win (michaelmoore.com)
Friends: I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full time sociopath is going to be our next president. President Trump. Go ahead and say the words, 'cause you'll be saying them for the next four years: "PRESIDENT TRUMP."
Editorial Board: Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy (Washington Post)
The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign of snarl and sneer, not substance. To the extent he has views, they are wrong in their diagnosis of America's problems and dangerous in their proposed solutions. Mr. Trump's politics of denigration and division could strain the bonds that have held a diverse nation together. His contempt for constitutional norms might reveal the nation's two-century-old experiment in checks and balances to be more fragile than we knew.
Henry Rollins: Alan Vega Was One of the Few True Artists I've Ever Met (LA Weekly)
Somewhere in the mid-1980s, I started becoming irritated whenever anyone would casually tell me they were an artist, as if there was nothing to it, as if they barely even remembered it themselves. It got to the point that, when someone said that, I just wanted to yell at them, "Prove it! Why are you talking to me? Shouldn't you be somewhere making art?!"
Pauli Poisuo: 5 Real Unsolved Murders That Deserve Their Own Horror Movie (Cracked)
It's 2:30 in the morning. You know that you should get some sleep, yet you choose to evade the impending new day with just one more interesting-looking internet article that you found ... W-wait, you're going to read this one? The column about creepy unsolved murders and surreal carnage that'll put you off sleeping for good? Seriously?
Peter Tork (born Peter Halsten Thorkelson, February 13, 1942) is an American musician and actor, best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the Monkees.
Randall was first and correct with:
Hey hey we're the Monkees
...that's Peter Tork, on the right
Let's not Monkee around
That's Peter Tork.
Alan J said:
Oh, I know this - Peter Tork, of the Monkees' fame. I quit Girl Scouts to watch that show (it was a Home Ec-based troop, and I already knew how to cook and sew. I wanted the camping and lamb-raising troop but it wasn't offered in my village). I had a teen-girl crush on Peter.
Yesterday our friends let us pick figs off their tree; we high-tailed it home and made 10 pints of spiced fig jam: sublime. Pitted and dehydrated Bing cherries too. This is July: processing fruit into jam, dehydrating fruit for future use, with the Tour de France plays out. Life is good.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
Peter Tork of the Monkees
I'm just gonna guess Peter Tork, of The Monkees fame.
John I from Hawai`i says,
Peter Tork of the Monkees.
Peter Tork ~ American musician and actor, best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the Monkees.
Joe S responded:
A Lounge of Lizards? Damn, I was sure it was A Congress of Lizards. I didn't answer because it seemed so obvious.
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
CBS opens the night on the East Coast with a RERUN'Mom', followed by a RERUN'2 Broke Girls', then a RERUN'Scorpion', followed by the FRESH'Philly Love Fest'.
CBS opens the night early on the left coast with the FRESH'Philly Love Fest', followed by a RERUN'Mom', then a RERUN'2 Broke Girls', then a RERUN'Scorpion', and some padding with local crap.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Allison Janney, Anthony Weiner, and Ryan Adams.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Mila Kunis and Christina Applegate.
NBC begins the night on the East Coast with a FRESH'American Ninja Warrior', followed by the FRESH'Philly Love Fest'.
NBC begins the night early on the left coast with the FRESH'Philly Love Fest', followed by a FRESH'American Ninja Warrior', then a (R) 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Denis Leary, Shay Mitchell, G-Easy featuring Tory Lanez, and Cory Henry.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Lenny Kravitz, Rachel Dratch, and Yuna.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/9/16) are Stephen Amell, Empress Of, and Selema Masekela.
ABC starts the night on the East Coast with a FRESH'The Bachelorette', followed by the FRESH'Philly Love Fest'.
ABC starts the night early on the left coast with the FRESH'Philly Love Fest', followed by a FRESH'The Bachelorette', then some padding with local crap.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Danny McBride, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Prophets of Rage.
The CW offers the FRESH'MADtv 20th Anniversary Reunion', followed by a FRESH'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'.
Faux fills the night with a FRESH'So You Think You Can Dance'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Matrix', followed by the movie 'The Italian Job', then a FRESH'Making Of The Mob: Chicago'.
[6:00AM] NATURE'S WEIRDEST - SEASON 4 - Episode 3
[7:00AM] NATURE'S WEIRDEST - SEASON 4 - Episode 1
[8:00AM] NATURE'S WEIRDEST - SEASON 4 - Episode 2
[9:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 7-Zayna Flaming Grill, Part 1
[10:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 4-Luigi's D'Italia
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 20-Qpid
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 21-The Drumhead
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 22-Half a Life
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-Hide and Q
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 11-Haven
[4:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 19 - Episode 4
[5:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 12 - Episode 8
[6:30PM] ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS (1993)
[9:00PM] CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS - SEASON 1 - Episode 3
[9:30PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 5
[11:00PM] ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS (1993)
[1:30AM] CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS - SEASON 1 - Episode 3
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 20-Qpid
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 21-The Drumhead
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 22-Half a Life
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-Hide and Q (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'OC Social', then a FRESH'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'Odd Mom Out', 'Don't Be Tardy ...', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-T-Pain Wears Shredded Jeans and a Printed Shirt
[6:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Aubrey Plaza Wears a Velvet Off-the-Shoulder Gown With Flowers in Her Hair
[7:00AM] LAND OF THE DEAD
[9:00AM] DAWN OF THE DEAD
[11:30AM] THE HAPPENING
[1:30PM] LAND OF THE DEAD
[3:30PM] DAWN OF THE DEAD
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Substitute
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Squeeze Box
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-15:15
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sparks
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-My Wife
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Going Mobile
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Seeker
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Time Is on My Side
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Let's Spend the Night Together
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
[11:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Substitute
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Squeeze Box
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-15:15
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sparks
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-My Wife
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Going Mobile
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Seeker
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Time Is on My Side
[3:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Let's Spend the Night Together
[3:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
[4:00AM] THE HAPPENING (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Breakfast
[6:15AM] Ghostbusters II
[2:45PM] Lone Star
[5:45PM] Boogie Nights
[9:00PM] The Blues Brothers
[12:00AM] Blues Brothers 2000
[2:45AM] Boogie Nights (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Zombie Shark', followed by 'Dam Sharks'.
Comedian Stephen Colbert yells "Lock her up! Lock her up!" as he records a comedy routine as preparations are underway ahead of the Democratic National Convention, Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Philadelphia.
Photo by Mark J. Terrill
The mother of the late U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens-who was killed in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya-has called for an "immediate and permanent stop" to the use of her son's name by GOP leaders and Donald Trump in his presidential campaign, calling the practice "opportunistic and cynical."
"As Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens's mother, I am writing to object to any mention of his name and death in Benghazi, Libya, by Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican Party," Mary Commanday said in a letter-to-the-editor published in the New York Times on Saturday.
"I know for certain that Chris would not have wanted his name or memory used in that connection. I hope that there will be an immediate and permanent stop to this opportunistic and cynical use by the campaign."
Commanday's request echoes the sentiments of Stevens' sister, Anne Stevens, who said she doesn't blame Clinton for her brother's death and doesn't "see any usefulness in continuing to criticize her."
"I do not blame Hillary Clinton or [Former Secretary of Defense] Leon Panetta," she said in an interview with the New Yorker last month. "They were balancing security efforts at embassies and missions around the world. And their staffs were doing their best to provide what they could with the resources they had."
For the first time in its 36-year history, a Hemingway has won a competition seeking the man who most looks like literary giant Ernest Hemingway.
Dave Hemingway was named the winner of the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on Saturday in Key West, Florida. The winner said he is not related to the late author.
The contest, which attracted 140 entrants, is the highlight event of the annual Hemingway Days festival that celebrates the author's legacy. It was held at Sloppy Joe's Bar, which was a frequent hangout of Hemingway's during his Key West residency in the 1930s.
Hemingway, who won the contest in his seventh attempt, wore a wool, cream-colored turtleneck sweater similar to what the late author favored.
Like the author, Dave Hemingway said he likes to fish, to drink a little "and I like women. I like having a good time. I do feel like Ernest because I'm in the town he lived in so many years."
An aircraft powered by solar energy left Egypt on Sunday on the last leg of the first ever fuel-free flight around the globe.
Solar Impulse 2, a spindly single-seat plane, took off from Cairo in darkness en route to Abu Dhabi, its final destination, with a flight expected to take between 48 and 72 hours.
The plane, which began its journey in Abu Dhabi in March 2015, has been piloted in turns by Swiss aviators Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard in a campaign to build support for clean energy technologies.
"The round the world flight ends in Abu Dhabi, but not the project," Piccard told Reuters a few days before takeoff.
Authorities said Saturday that new tests show there is no evidence of a marijuana chemical in a Colorado community's tap water and they believe the initial tests were false.
Warnings not to drink the water were lifted Saturday after multiple tests confirmed there was no THC, marijuana's psychoactive ingredient, in the water.
"We are happy to report that the water advisory is canceled immediately. Please resume any and all water activities," the sheriff's office notified residents on its Facebook page.
Lincoln County sheriff's Capt. Michael Yowell said Saturday that there is evidence that a shed covering a city well was tampered with and that investigation is continuing. He said the manufacturer of the test kits has been contacted to find out why some tests came back positive.
"There never was THC in our water supply. We did get multiple tests showing the possibility of THC, but independent tests taken by different people at different times and places showed no evidence of THC," Yowell said.
A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance.
State Sen. Paul Wieland (R-Sanctimonious) said Friday that the ruling , while applying only to his family, could serve as a guide for others seeking to challenge the application of a section of President Barack Obama's health care law that requires insurers to include coverage of contraceptives.
"I think this sets a precedent, so that if anybody else has religious convictions and they find these drugs offensive ... they can use this as a court case to base their claims on," Wieland said in a phone interview while traveling back from Cleveland, where he was a delegate at the Republican National Convention.
The lawsuit by Wieland and his wife, Teresa, who are Roman Catholics, asserted that it violates their religious beliefs to include contraception coverage in the state health insurance plan that he participates in as a lawmaker. The insurance plan also covers their three daughters.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service plans to expand hunting and fishing opportunities at 13 national wildlife refuges across nine states, including opening up big game hunting in Colorado's 92,000-acre Baca National Wildlife Refuge for the first time.
That's good news for America's hunters, who will have more chances to target big game species such as elk and deer, as well as prairie chickens, quail, pheasant, ducks, doves, and pigeons.
But conservationists fear the move will expose wildlife to lead poisoning and other threats.
Of the 562 national wildlife refuges, 336 permit some sort of hunting and 275 allow fishing. These refuges encompass more than 150 million acres of land that hundreds of species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish and 240 endangered species call home.
According to the Fish and Wildlife Service, wildlife refuges are intended for multiple human uses, including wildlife photography, birding, hunting, and fishing. More than 90 million people pursue some sort of wildlife-related recreation, and these refuges conserve space for people and animals to share.
A new Illinois law limits how police can use devices that cast a wide net in gathering cellphone data and are at the center of a lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department.
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the legislation into law on Friday and drew immediate praise from civil libertarians.
The technology, a cell site simulator, is perhaps best known by the brand name Stingray. It gathers phone-usage data on targets of criminal investigations, but it also gathers data on other cellphones - hundreds or even thousands of them - in the area.
The new law requires police to delete the phone information of anyone who wasn't an investigation target within 24 hours. It also prohibits police from accessing data for use in an investigation not authorized by a judge.
Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal scurrying in the snow, scaling a tree and chewing on bait.
They believe the wolverine is the same one that eight years ago became the first documented in the area since the 1920s.
Chris Stermer, a wildlife biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, set up the remote cameras in the Tahoe National Forest after officials at a field station sent him photos in January of unusual tracks in the snow near Truckee.
Wolverines, a member of the weasel family that look like a small bear with big claws, once were found throughout the Rocky Mountains and as far west as the Sierra. An estimated 250 to 300 wolverines survive in remote areas of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state, according to wildlife officials.
Prior to the 2008 sighting, scientists were convinced fur trapping during the early 1900s had wiped out the species in California. Now, a warming planet is threatening to shrink the deep mountain snows that wolverines need to den, scientists say.
The pack with Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, is reflected in a roadside mirror during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 113 kilometers (70.2 miles) with start in Chantilly and finish in Paris, France, July 24, 2016.
Photo by Christophe Ena
"Star Trek Beyond" has landed atop the weekend box office.
Paramount's latest outing with the Starship Enterprise soared to $59.6 million in domestic ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday, knocking Universal's "The Secret Life of Pets" from the No. 1 spot.
"Pets" fell to second place, adding an additional $29.3 million to its stellar $260 million earnings over the past three weeks.
Warner Bros.' low-budget horror "Lights Out" opened with $21.6 million - more than quadrupling its reported $5 million budget - to tie with "Ghostbusters" for third place.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday also are included. Final three-day domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "Star Trek Beyond," $59.6 million ($30 million international).
2. "The Secret Life of Pets," $29.3 million ($10 million international).
3. (tie) "Lights Out," $21.6 million ($8.3 million international).
3. (tie) "Ghostbusters," $21.6 million ($10.5 million international).
4. "Ice Age: Collision Course," $21 million ($30 million international).
5. "Finding Dory," $7.2 million ($19.5 international).
6. "The Legend of Tarzan," $6.4 million ($44.7 million international).
7. "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," $4.4 million ($1 million international).
8. "Kabali (Tamil & Telugu)," $4.1 million.
9. "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party," $3.7 million.
A pair of one-horned Rhinoceros wade through flood waters at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary that was flooded following heavy monsoon rains at Pobitora, east of Gauhati, Assam state, India, July 24, 2016. Assam is home to the world's largest population of the rare rhinos. Monsoon season in India begins in June and ends in October.
Photo by Anupam Nath
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